Great merlot using Coravin to dispense — a day ago
Yum yum sauce for my palate. Patience was rewarded. Cork was fairly dry so be careful when u open yours - use a Coravin — 14 days ago
Nice acidity, little bitter on the end, used a coravin over a month, almost no discernible diminish. Fresh cherries, light funk on the nose, minimal wood. — a month ago
Pulled a glass w/ Coravin. Great meritage & will revisit again in a few weeks/months/ year. — 4 days ago
Bright and acidic. Large format from the coravin program. — 22 days ago
Many have said to be weary of bottle variation, but this was incredible last night. Tasted with the importer here in Australia - Michael at Quelvino. Previously Coravin-ed bottle, so maybe why it didn't have the spritz everyone talks about.
So inky and meaty. The palate screams sour cherries with an array of spices and herbs. There's a richness imparted by some RS too, I feel. What stumped me the most was the finish - started of big and tannic, then evovles into this subtle drive that goes on and on. I'm guessing this is still too young, with such heavy fruit. Can't wait to try more of this.
Note: The cuvee came with analysis values, which showed good TA and pH for a red. Alcohol was in the low 13's and it was surprisingly dry (0.8 g/l if I recall) - could be fruit sweetness that I was tasting. The spritz mentioned is a common feature of the wines because they finish fermentation in bottle. The grapes used are mainly Croatina, Uva Rara, and Vespolina (also known as Oltrepò ughetta). Italy's OG natty winemaker, making wines from a single cru (monopole?). — 2 days ago